Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Covid-19 R value for big cities shows rising trend again as festive season kicks in

R factor refers to the effective reproduction rate which denotes the number of people getting infected by one infected person.

07 Oct 2021

Indian lab may have helped validate research that fetched the medicine Nobel

The Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) under the CSIR had shown in 2018 that the cells of the immune system may also be critically dependent on these channels to sense physical cues.

06 Oct 2021

Aaganwadi workers, helpers now under Rs 50 lakh Covid insurance scheme

Workers involved in awareness and surveillance drives, door-to-door distribution of ration, caring for the infected pregnant women, and vaccination drives will be covered under the scheme.

05 Oct 2021

Debate over prices halted launch of Zydus' Covid-19 vaccine on Gandhi Jayanti?

Sources added that a few more rounds of negotiations are likely this week before a government procurement price, as well as price of the vaccine in private hospitals can be fixed.

05 Oct 2021

TEQIP III: Only Bihar, Uttarakhand continue with highly qualified teachers in engineering colleges

Nearly 1,500 technical education teachers across 18 states had joined on a temporary basis in technical institutions in backward or “aspirational” districts in 2018.

04 Oct 2021

All-India merit list for NEET PG likely by end of week, say officials

Officials said that while most states will prepare their own merit list for admission on the basis of the NEET PG merit list and the all-India ranks, the national list will be released separately.

04 Oct 2021

Import delay, limited availability prevents Sputnik V COVID vaccine take-off in India

Of every 1000 people who have taken shots, less than 1 received Sputnik V, despite its soft launch in India in May through its local partner Dr Reddy's.

02 Oct 2021

Zydus Cadila jab to be rolled out tomorrow

AhmEdabad-based Zydus Cadila’s three-dose Covid-19 vaccine is likely to be included in the national vaccination drive from Saturday, according to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.

01 Oct 2021

One-fourth of eligible population in India is now fully vaccinated, says Centre

However, the Centre expressed concern over the slow pace of Covid vaccination in 7 states where less than 60% of the population is covered with at least one dose.

30 Sep 2021

Mid-Day Meal repackaged, to cover pre-primary

From 2022-23, nearly 24 lakh children of age 5-6 years will be added for the first time to the existing pool of 11.8 crore beneficiaries of the scheme.

30 Sep 2021

Employability test for management and engineering students

The move is the latest in line to improve the quality of teaching-learning in technical institutes. 

29 Sep 2021

Private hospitals across India come with novel ways to clear COVID vaccine stocks

Starting June 21, when the Centre took over the job of providing all 75 per cent of the remaining vaccines to states, the supplies in government hospitals have dramatically improved.

28 Sep 2021

Cancer in kids rising, leukaemia rampant 

The instances of childhood cancer may be increasing in India, with more boys-as compared to girls, falling prey to it, a report prepared by the ICMR suggested. 

27 Sep 2021

Centre allows Covid vaccination at home for the disabled, bedridden

The Centre advised that a line list of such potential beneficiaries and their caregivers may be prepared at the district level.

23 Sep 2021

Government puts foot down on Pfizer, Moderna jabs

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 83 crore.

23 Sep 2021

ICMR launches project to carry out RCTs in systemic way, calls hospitals to join hands

The network, thus established, will conduct large-scale, multi-centric clinical trials in a timely and well-regulated manner, said the health research body.

22 Sep 2021

ICMR asks states to make proof of completed COVID vaccination must for travel

These requirements, says their paper, could be applied at the point of arrival in holiday accommodation, where current rules require the collection of traveller detail.

22 Sep 2021

NMC says no plan to allow MBBS course in Hindi, regional language 

The medical education regulator clarified that there is no plan to amend norms to allow medicine courses in languages other than English. 

21 Sep 2021

Centre flags deadly dengue outbreak in 11 states, asks them to carry out fever surveys

The dengue outbreak this year, which mainly started from UP’s Firozabad district, is being caused by dengue serotype 2 or DEN-2 viruses which in many cases can turn fatal.

19 Sep 2021

IITs gear up to fill reserved seats in faculties

Figures show that less than 3 per cent faculties in India’s top engineering institutions are from SC/ST categories.

18 Sep 2021

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